ERIC Number: ED338028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
National Core French Study: The Evaluation Syllabus.
Harley, Birgit; And Others
The National Core French Study developed four syllabuses and assessed their applicability in Core French classes in Canadian elementary and secondary schools. In this segment of the report, options in student evaluation are discussed and their relevance for monitoring student learning and perceptions in this context are considered. It is intended as a practical reference for teachers and curriculum developers. The first section outlines some basic concepts in evaluation: formative versus summative evaluation; norm-referenced versus criterion-referenced tests; validity and reliability; and discrete-point versus interactive language tests. The second chapter looks at some common test formats. Notes on observation and record-keeping are offered in chapter three, and chapter four contains self-report evaluation techniques. A brief bibliography is included. The bulk of the document consists of appendixes, which include annotated bibliographies on second language testing and alternative methods of student evaluation, a taxonomy of educational objectives in the affective domain, an agenda for evaluation a Core French curriculum, and a report on the piloting of an experimental teaching unit designed for grade 10 Core French students. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers, Ottawa (Ontario).
Note: For related documents, see FL 019 595-599.